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European Parliament urges Japan to revamp child custody rules

via The Japan Times    Jul 09, 2020

The European Parliament is urging Japan to improve its child custody rules. | KYODO

The European Parliament adopted a resolution Wednesday urging Japan to improve its child custody rules, under which European parents in Japan have little recourse in ...

Criticism of U.S. pullout from WHO comes from allies and China alike

via The Japan Times    Jul 09, 2020

New broadsides by the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump appeared aimed at refocusing attention during a presidential election year on the shortcomings of WHO and China early in the pandemic. | POOL / VIA REUTERS

Top U.S. allies on Wednesday denounced the planned pullout of the United States from the World Health Organization, with the Italian health minister calling it ...

Global coronavirus cases rise to more than 12 million

via The Japan Times    Jul 09, 2020

Parham, a 7-year-old Iranian boy suspected to be infected with the coronavirus disease, is treated at Mofid children's hospital, in Tehran, on July 8. Global coronavirus cases exceeded 12 million on Wednesday, according to a Reuters tally. | A. HEIDARI / VIA REUTERS

Global coronavirus cases exceeded 12 million on Wednesday, according to a Reuters tally, as evidence mounts of the airborne spread of the disease that has ...

DNA shows Native Americans and Polynesians hooked up 800 years ago

via The Japan Times    Jul 09, 2020

Racers in Fiji compete in the 2019 Eco-Challenge adventure. According to a new study in Nature, Native Americans and Polynesians mingled and hooked up hundreds of years before Europeans set foot in either region, and left individuals scattered across French Polynesia with signature traces of the New World in their DNA. | COREY RICH / AMAZON / VIA AP

Native Americans and Polynesians bridged vast expanses of open ocean around the year 1200 and mingled, leaving incontrovertible proof of their encounter in the DNA ...

Warming shows ‘enormous challenge’ of meeting climate pledge, WMO says

via The Japan Times    Jul 09, 2020

Sun shines through steam rising from chimneys of a power plant in Moscow in November. Global temperatures will continue to warm over the next five years, and may even temporarily rise to more than 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said Thursday. | REUTERS

Global temperatures will continue to warm over the next five years, and may even temporarily rise to more than 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, ...

Ryder Cup postponed until 2021; Presidents Cup pushed back

via The Japan Times    Jul 09, 2020

European captain Thomas Bjorn kisses the trophy after his team beat the United States to win the Ryder Cup on Sept. 30, 2018, in Saint Quentin-en-Yvelines, France. | AP

Seth Waugh knows how a Ryder Cup is supposed to look and how it should sound.In his first week as CEO at the PGA of ...

Preparing for a post-Abe agenda

By Jesper Koll
- via The Japan Times    Jul 09, 2020

Under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s leadership, Japan has opened up on the global stage and turned into a trustworthy, proactive alliance builder. | AFP-JIJI

To assure Japan’s future prosperity and success, open-minded, strong and decisive political leadership is necessary.

Singapore, in survival mode, looks to reinvent itself. Yet again.

By Michelle Jamrisko
- via The Japan Times    Jul 08, 2020

Even before the coronavirus crisis, Singapore was grappling with immense challenges. | BLOOMBERG

The pandemic is proving to be the ultimate test for Singapore, the tiny city-state that has a reputation for reinventing itself during times of crises.Dismissed ...

Ryder Cup postponed to 2021 per report

via The Japan Times    Jul 08, 2020

The 2020 Ryder Cup will be postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, ESPN reported Tuesday. An official announcement is expected Wednesday. | AFP-JIJI

The biennial match play showdown between the United States and Europe was scheduled for Sept. 25 to 27 at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin

Chelsea moves into third place in Premier League

via The Japan Times    Jul 08, 2020

Chelsea's Christian Pulisic runs with the ball during his club's match against Crystal Palace on Tuesday at Selhurst Park in London. | AP

On a night of spectacular goals in the Premier League, it was a pair of tackles that had the most significant impact on the hard-fought ...




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